It's intresting to see how trucks reliability vary from person to person. I have both Ford and GM in my small fleet and talking about the front ends on Fords just seem to fall apart and I donn't even plow with them,think it's due to lack of grease fittings. MY 02 F450 has 3 fittings one on each tie rod and one on the drag link. Both my 01 3500 and 93 2500 chevy trucks have 20 plus grease fittings also I might add that my 93 chevy @ 232000 miles and twenty years of pushing snow and pulling trailers has the original rivited ball joints. Not saying Ford is any better than GM this is just my experince.